Densiformis Yew

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Densiformis Yew
Densiformis Yew
Taxus x media 'Densiformis'
Height: 4 feet
Spread: 6 feet
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Hardiness Zone: 4
Description:
An ideal landscape shrub with a dense, wide-spreading
habit, bright green emerging foliage is held against dark
evergreen needles in spring; an extremely versatile
garden or foundation shrub, takes pruning very well, does
well in shade
Taxus x media 'Densiformis'
Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder
Ornamental Features:
Densiformis Yew has forest green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The ferny leaves remain
forest green through the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The fruits are red drupes
displayed from early to late fall. The smooth brown bark is not particularly outstanding.
Landscape Attributes:
Densiformis Yew is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its
relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative
characteristics.
Densiformis Yew is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Hedges/Screening
- General Garden Use
- Topiary
Plant Characteristics:
Densiformis Yew will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right
to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and
under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
This shrub does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will
not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution
and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered
location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations
or colder zones.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and
animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.
Note:
Morning sun only. An east or northeast exposure is preferred. Great as an underplanting giving it shade.